25 April, 1989 (~estimated)
Princetons approve firehouse
BY Lisa Coryell
PRINCETON TOWNSHIP — The Township Committee and Borough Council last night approved a preliminary site plan for the new firehouse to be located next to the township municipal building.
The plan, which was designed by Fulmer and Wolfe Architects of Princeton, has already met the apf proval of the Board of Engineers of Princeton Fire Department and Mercer Engine Co #3, which will inhabit the new building.
According to architect Bill Wolfe, the design calls for a two-story building with an upper floor glassen closed mezzanine overlooking an 18- foot-high engine room below. Four bay doors will be included to allow for expansion of the companies two engine fleet.
A lounge with a kitchen and beverage area located on the first floor will be available for public functions. The second floor will contain a radio control room in the front with a formal meeting room, office area and exercise room in the back.
The plan also provides bunk areas and showers for both men and women on the second floor, thus making it usable should the town decide to hire paid firefighters in the future.
The outside of the building will be constructed mostly of brick and will be aligned with the buildings on both sides, the ‘township building and Williams Construction, according to Wolfe.
Although some parking will be available in front, the main no will to located behind the building.
Construction is expected to begin next November.